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Mae Margaret Whitman (born June 9, 1988)[1] is an American television, movie and voice actress. She is known for her role as Ann Veal in the TV series Arrested Development and for her voice work as Katara in the animated television series Avatar: The Last Airbender, Rose/Huntsgirl in American Dragon: Jake Long, and Tinker Bell in the Tinker Bell movies.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Whitman was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Pat Musick, a voice artist, and Jeff Whitman, a personal manager and set construction co-ordinator.[1] She started her career with a voice over for a Tyson Chicken commercial, a role her mother had also auditioned for.Template:Citation needed During this time, Whitman attended Ribét Academy, a private preparatory school, in Los Angeles. She later transferred to Whitefish Bay High School.Template:Citation needed

Career[edit | edit source]

At the age of six, Whitman made her film debut, acting alongside Meg Ryan in When a Man Loves a Woman. She played Ryan's youngest daughter, Casey, in the movie.

In the movie Independence Day she played the President's daughter; she also played George Clooney's daughter Maggie in One Fine Day and Sandra Bullock's daughter Bernice in Hope Floats.

She guest starred in the episode "The One Where Rachel Quits" of the sitcom Friends in 1996.

During several guest appearances from 1998 until 2001, Whitman played the role of Chloe Madison on JAG. Chloe was Sarah 'Mac' Mackenzie's (Catherine Bell) Little Sister, through the Big Sister, Little Sister program. In 2001 and 2002, Whitman starred in the Fox Family series State of Grace.

Whitman was the voice of Navajo Wynonna "Winnie" Whitefeather for Focus on the Family's The Last Chance Detectives audio cases (2004).

Whitman appeared in the 2006 series Thief for FX Networks, playing the stepdaughter of Nick Atwater (Andre Braugher). She was also featured in several video games, playing the role of Yuffie Kisaragi in the Square-Enix/Disney video game Kingdom Hearts II as well as an appearance in the third-person shooter RPG Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII-.

Whitman made several high profile guest appearances in 2006 and 2007, including a stint on ABC's Grey's Anatomy as Heather. She also appeared on Desperate Housewives as an unscrupulous friend of Julie.

Whitman was initially cast in the 2007 series remake of The Bionic Woman, playing the deaf younger sister of the title character. On June 27, 2007, TV Guide reported that Whitman was being replaced in the role of Jaime's sister, and Lucy Hale was cast as Whitman's replacement the following July.[2] An NBC spokesperson confirmed this, stating, "The decision was purely creatively driven. It is very common to change storylines, characters, actors after the initial pilot is shot." The sister character's hearing was restored after this recasting at the request of an NBC executive.[3] She also appeared in the season nine episode "Streetwise" of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, as an on-the-street-mother who adopts street children forming a homeless family.

Whitman played the voice of Katara of the Water Tribe in the animated show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and previously Rose in American Dragon: Jake Long. She has appeared most recently in the HBO series In Treatment as Rosie.

She is also Cynder in The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night.

As part of a deal to promote the Disney production of Tinker Bell, at 0100GMT on 26 October 2008, the UK's speaking clock started to use her voice.[4]

Whitman is currently costarring in NBC's version of the Ron Howard classic Parenthood. She plays Amber Holt, "a rebellious and willful teen whose only interest at present is her wannabe rock star boyfriend" according to nbc.com.

Whitman played evil ex Roxy Richter in Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a film adaptation of the Bryan Lee O'Malley indie comic series Scott Pilgrim. The film starred her former Arrested Development co-star, Michael Cera, in the title role.

Whitman appeared on Family Guy in 2010. In the season 8 episode "Go Stewie Go" she voiced the character of Julie on the show within a show Jolly Farm Revue.

Music[edit | edit source]

Template:Unreferenced section Whitman has recorded "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" and "You Make Christmas Feel So Good" for School's Out! Christmas.

Whitman has also sung guest vocals on a number of tracks from indie-punk band Fake Problems newest album Real Ghosts Caught on Tape.[5]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Year Film Role Notes
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman Casey Green aka To Have and to Hold
1995 Bye Bye Love Michele
Degree of Guilt Elena Argos TV Movie
Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge Young Ashley Judd TV Movie
1996 After Jimmy Rosie TV Movie
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Baby Rose Episode: Sperms of Endearment (voice)
Independence Day Patricia Whitmore aka ID4
Early Edition Amanda Bailey Episode: The Choice
Friends Sarah Tuttle Episode: The One Where Rachel Quits
One Fine Day Maggie Taylor
The Cartoon Cartoon Show Little Suzy Episode: Johnny Bravo and the Amazon Women
1996–1999 Chicago Hope Sara Wilmette 17 episodes
1997 Superman: The Animated Series Young Lois Lane Episode: Monkey Fun
Merry Christmas, George Bailey Zuzu Bailey TV Movie
1997–2004 Johnny Bravo Little Suzy 36 Episodes
1998 The Gingerbread Man Libby Magruder
Hope Floats Bernice Pruitt
1998–2001 JAG Chloe Madison 8 episodes
1999 Judging Amy Darcy Mitchell Episode: Last Tango in Hartford
Providence Frances Carlyle 2 episodes
Hallmark Hall of Fame Alanna 'Lani' Thompson Episode: A Season for Miracles
Jingle Bells Beth TV Movie (voice)
Invisible Child Rebecca 'Doc' Beeman TV Movie
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Girl Straight-to-video (voice)
2000 Teacher's Pet Leslie Dunkling unknown episodes
The Wild Thornberrys Antoinette Episode: Luck Be an Aye-Aye (voice)
2001 An American Rhapsody Maria (at 10)
Max Steel Jo Episode: The Return (voice)
Jackie Chan Adventures unknown Episode: Scouts Honor (voice)
2001–2002 State of Grace Emma Grace McKee 40 episodes
2002 The Wild Thornberrys Movie Schoolgirl (voice)
Presidio Med Tory Redding Episode: Do No Harm
The Zeta Project Amy Episode: The River Rising
2002–2004 Fillmore! Robin 7 episodes (voice)
2003 The Jungle Book 2 Shanti (voice)
2004 Teacher's Pet Leslie (voice)
Cold Case Eve Kendall Episode: Lover's Lane
EverQuest II Lilly Ironforge/Thana Rumblehoof Video Game (voice)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Glynnis Carson Episode: No Humans Involved
Century City Erin Pace Episode: Without a Tracer
2004–2006 Arrested Development Ann Veal 12 episodes
2005 Going Shopping Coco
The Happy Elf Molly Straight-to-video (voice)
Kingdom Hearts II Yuffie Kisaragi Video Game (voice)
2005–2007 American Dragon: Jake Long Rose/Huntsgirl 19 episodes (voice)
2005–2008 Avatar: The Last Airbender Katara 59 episodes (voice)
2006 The Bondage Angelica
Cartoon Network Racing Little Suzy Video Game (voice)
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Yuffie Kisaragi Video Game (voice)
Thief Tammi Deveraux 6 episodes
Love's Abiding Joy Colette Doros
Avatar: The Last Airbender Katara Video Game (voice)
Desperate Housewives Sarah Episode: Nice She Ain't
Phil of the Future Crying Girl Episode: Stuck in the Meddle with You
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Emily Bishop TV Movie
2007 Grey's Anatomy Heather Douglas 2 episodes
Lost in the Dark Amy Tolliver TV Movie
Bionic Woman Becca Sommers Episode: Unaired Pilot
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night Cynder Video Game (voice)
Boogeyman 2 Alison Straight-to-video
Ghost Whisperer Rachel Fordham Episode: Don't Try This at Home
ER Heather Episode: The Test
Justice Jenny Marshall Episode: False Confession
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cassidy Cornell/Helen Braidwell Episode: Streetwise
Tinker Bell Tinker Bell Straight-to-video (voice)
Nights in Rodanthe Amanda Willis
Good Behavior Roxy West TV Movie
2008–Present In Treatment Rosie Weston 4 episodes
2008–Present Family Guy various characters 7 episodes (voice)
2009 Spring Breakdown Lydia
Acceptance Taylor Rockefeller TV Movie
Criminal Minds Julie Episode: Cradle to Grave
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Tinker Bell (voice)
2009–Present The Cleveland Show Softball Captain 2 episode (voice)
2010 Parenthood Amber Holt 26 episodes
Barry Munday Candice post-production
Firedog Sara post-production (voice)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Roxy Richter
Scott Pilgrim vs. the Animation Lisa Miller (voice)
Batman: The Brave and the Bold Batgirl 2 episodes (voice)
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Tinker Bell (voice)
Jesse Stone: No Remorse Emily Bishop TV Movie
2011 Tinker Bell and the Mysterious Winter Woods Tinker Bell In Production (voice)
The Factory Abby Fletcher Completed
The Perks of Being a Wallflower Mary Elizabeth filming begins May 2011

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